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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I have never thought of staying in a backpackers before and I will look at this option from now on. Great location for getting into town. Buses and food just round the corner. Had a twin room with ensuite. Must have some privacy.

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Sara, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback. Timo Hummel

Reviewed 20 September 2016

We've stayed at several backpacking hostels and Base Wellington Backpackers was our best experience. Aside of its cleanliness and the staffs' hospitality, I love the showers/toilets (on the floor for female-only room). The location is also near to almost everywhere, especially if you want to reach the summit of Mt. Victoria on foot.

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. We are stoked you had such a good time here, my staff are working hard and it is such a good reward hearing amazing feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels , Timo Hummel

Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had a lovely overnight stay at Base Wellington, on my way down to the South Island. What a great place to stay. As a hostel, it provides a variety of accomodations to suit all budgets. I stayed in a private double room with ensuite. It turns out it was on the eight floor with the most spectacular view of...

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora Sarah, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you very much for the great feedback, did you know that over 60% off our dorm accommodation share the same view ? Although the view in the private rooms in the upper part...

Reviewed 10 September 2016

I stayed here for a week- staying at a lot of Base hostels before I wasn't sure to expect much, however I was pleasantly surprised! The young guy behind the desk was very helpful. The hostel itself was very quiet so plenty of room in my 4 bed dorm. The only thing I would say is the showers weren't as...

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Kia Ora Martyn, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Great to hear you had a good stay. Sorry about the hot water, we have plenty available but due to the age of the building it sometimes struggles to get through all the valves,...

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I arrived late and Claudia on the desk was very welcoming. My room was a balcony double room with amazing views of the city and the ocean. All I needed was within walking distance the amenities were awesome and value for money I would definitely recommend and stay here again for sure.

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Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. I will pass the compliment onto Claudia, Thanks again Timo Hummel

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A great, central hostel to stay in while touring Wellington. It is easy walking distance to many touristy places in Wellington. The best and easiest place to get to is the Te Papa Museum. Basic dorm rooms but a big spacious kitchen! All around this hostel was great to stay in and had a friendly, helpful staff! Thanks for a...

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Kia Ora Alison, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the baseX for 1 week. They had a Nice and helpful staff who helped me out finding my way around the city. Besides the kitchen, which was somewhat small, the facilities were alright. clean bathrooms, enough showers and toilets. Furthermore the hostel is located very close to the city center. All around a pretty good hostel.

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Kia Ora Lenne, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel

Reviewed 12 July 2016

XBase is in the Downtown from Wellington. Many tourist things can be reach by walk: e.g. Botanic Garden, Te Papa, Mount Victoria, Waterfront. Supermarket is a 5 min walk, the saturday market as well, where you can buy cheap vegetables. the hostel has a big kitchen, clean showers / toilets. Everything is fine. The recieption is very very friendly and...

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Kia Ora Mario, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I've been staying in Base for the past 3 weeks and it's been great! Staff are lovely and friendly, beds are super comfy and warm. Big common area and kitchen which is perfect for long stays. Great location too, right off Courtenay Place

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Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel

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Address: 21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $34 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 285
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“It's noisy on every floor, especially near the kitchen, and the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles G4933PPmeganw, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would say though, go the private rooms. The view of the city was spectacular from the eighth floor!”
 of 5 bubbles Barbary_Skipper, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good staff”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“views from the balcony double room are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles totaldarkness, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“7th floor less noise from after hours pubs, clubs nearby”
 of 5 bubbles teariid, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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